Silver denarius of the Emperor Vespasian commemorating victory in 72-73 AD, Ancient Roman Empire. Minted by Rome.

The identification of this coin to the period 72-73 is made by comparison with other examples of the type with complete legends visable. Although this coin lacks the end of the obverse legend it can only have been COS IIII as the reverse has only been recorded with that ending. Vespasian became Consul for the fourth time (COS IIII) in 72 AD and for the fifth in 74.

The wear on the coin indicates that it was in circulation in the Roman Empire for a long period of time.

Obverse Description

Laureate head of Vespasian facing right; around, IMP CAES VESP AVG P M [COS IIII]

Reverse Description

Victory standing at left about to place a wreath on a trophy at right; around, [VICTO]RIA [A]VGVSTI

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